– Initial reaction to Samoa Joe leaving TNA among the other wrestlers is that they are very down because Joe and the company couldn’t come to terms on a new deal, according to PWInsider.
Joe has always been seen as a leader in the locker room and was well-liked by most everyone. Joe’s departure is leaving a hole in the roster similar to the one left when AJ Styles and TNA parted ways.
Taz tweeted the following and later deleted it:
Just sucks 2 hear @SamoaJoe leaving TNA. He will do great things & continue his excellence. Dont know what else to say & dont agree.
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) February 18, 2015
Here are some more comments:
Not gonna lie: pretty devastated that my big brother won't be there next time I go to work. He'll be more than fine. @SamoaJoe is all pro.
— Magnus (@MagnusOfficial) February 18, 2015
— Josh Mathews (@realjoshmathews) February 18, 2015
— Mike Tenay (@RealMikeTenay) February 18, 2015
To @SamoaJoe – 1 of the very best I've ever had the privilege to wrestle. Many Blessings to you and your future. I will remember the feuds
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) February 17, 2015